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Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum

Posted By Jorge Chapa On April 22, 2010 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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Built in the Gyeonggi Province, the Green Tomorrow house is a stunning self-sufficient emission-free residence with a fossil fuel consumption of zero. Not content with just making an incredibly low greenhouse gas-emitting house, the team at Samoo Architects [1] achieved the first LEED Platinum [2] rating for any building East Asia!

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The Samsung Green Tomorrow house is a 500 square meter zero energy [4] house that is meant to showcase a wide array of state-of-the-art green building strategies. It was designed by Samoo Architects [1] with Arup [5] providing consulting assistance.

Among the home’s innovative technologies are a sophisticated energy distribution system that communicates with the grid, a high-performance facade that reduces energy consumption, daylight sensors, heat pumps, radiant floor heating, high-efficiency lighting [6] and 163 square meters of rooftop photovoltaic panels [7]. All of these technologies work together to create what they are calling a zero-energy, zero-emissions residence.

They also went for all other green building strategies such as dual flush toilets, waterless urinals and a greywater system that reduces water consumption. Low-VOC materials and improved ventilation rates ensure a healthy interior.

LEED platinum is an incredible achievement by any means. And the Green Tomorrow is one more showcase residence that shows what the future of sustainable building will hold.

+ Samoo Architects [1]

Via Korea Times [8]


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[1] Samoo Architects: http://www.samoo.com/Eng/

[2] LEED Platinum: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/15/leed-platinum-vancouver-convention-center-has-north-americas-largest-green-roof/

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/04/samsung-green-tomorrow-1_0002_Layer-3.jpg

[4] zero energy: http://inhabitat.com/zero-energy/

[5] Arup: http://www.arup.com/Projects/Green_Tomorrow.aspx

[6] high-efficiency lighting: http://inhabitat.com/interiors/lighting/

[7] photovoltaic panels: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/

[8] Korea Times: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2009/11/123_55105.html

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